lupus erythematosus cell

LE cell

a polymorphonuclear leukocyte containing an amorphous round body that is a phagocytosed nucleus from another cell plus serum antinuclear globulin (IgG) and complement; formed in vitro in the blood of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus.

lupus erythematosus cell

See LE cell.

LE cell

(sel)
A polymorphonuclear leukocyte containing an amorphous round body; formed in vitro in the blood of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus, or by the action of the patient's serum on normal leukocytes.
Synonym(s): lupus erythematosus cell.
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Lupus erythematosus cell preparation-antinuclear factor incongruity.
9]/l) 220-233 (normal 150-400) Lupus erythematosus cell preparation Positive Partial thromboplastin time et kaolin (PTTk) (s) 51.
Cytocentrifuge preparations also help identify eosinophils in urine and lupus erythematosus cells in serous and synovial fluids.
disorder (persistent proteinuria or cellular casts) neurological disorder (seizures psychosis) hematological disorder (hemolytic anemia leucopenia or thrombocytopenia) lupus erythematosus cells (LE cells) or anti-ds DNA antibody or anti-Sm antibody or false-positive serology for syphilis and antinuclear antibody may be used as an aid to diagnosis.

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